Palpita vitrealis - Distribution map

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Palpita vitrealis

(Rossi, 1794)

[Synonyms: unionalis]
Wingspan 27 -31 mm.

Although widespread in southern Europe, this is an immigrant to the British Isles, appearing most often in the south and south-west of England.

Autumn is the most likely period to encounter this species.

The wings are translucent with a slight sheen and an orange or brown leading edge.

Abroad, the species feeds on jasmine (Jasminium) and olive (Olea).
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